Screening of ‘The Pipe’ in UCC Wed 19th Oct

We are kicking off a series of Documentary nights in UCC with a screening of The Pipe, a great independent documentary feature film dealing with the Corrib gas controversy and the “Shell to sea” campaign.  This film still remains highly topical as Judicial Review has just begun on planning decisions reached by An Bord Pleanála for the latest pipeline route through a protected area and consents for the pipeline issued by Ministers for the Environment, with An Taisce and two local Mayo residents mounting separate legal challenges.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/1011/1224305578129.html

http://www.antaisce.ie/corribjr/CorribJudicialReview.aspx

http://www.independent.ie/national-news/15-years-on-and-still-theres-no-gas-ashore-2611209.html

All are welcome to this viewing on Wednesday 19th of October in WW6
in the West Wing on Main Campus UCC with a start time of 19:30hrs

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Halloween Party

We will be having our Halloween Party on Thursday, 28 October @ 9.30pm in Costigans Bar, Washington Street.
We will have free pizza, 1 free drink for all members on arrival and prizes for best costume on the night!!

It is important that we all get to know each other in the society so that we can have both a fun and productive year!
Don’t forget that its fancy dress (optional), just a bit of fun but the most creative will win a prize.

Other deals on the night;
Pitchers of Beer (3 pints) €10
Vodka, Jager, Captain Morgans (all with splash) €4!!

David Counsell Book Launch

David Counsell book launch: “The New Spatial Planning: Territorial management with soft spaces and fuzzy boundaries”.

The lecture coincides with the publication of a new book of the same title (Routledge, 2010) by Graham Haughton, Phil Allmendinger, David Counsell and Geoff Vigar. The book includes original research on a number of case studies into spatial planning, regeneration and territorial politics from different parts of Ireland (north and south) and Britain.

One chapter looks in particular at the story of sub-regional planning in the Cork area in particular at the experience of CASP (Cork Area Strategic Plan 2001-2020) and its predecessors LUTS I and II. It should be of interest to people engaged in regional, urban and sub-regional planning, geography, public policy, economic development, regional studies, governance, social science, land use planning, sustainable development and other related subject areas.

David Counsell, a chartered town planner and researcher in spatial planning, sustainable development and environmental planning has held a wide variety of planning practice and research positions throughout his career – the latest as lecturer at Ireland’s newest planning school: the UCC Programme in Planning and Sustainable Development.

When: 10 February 2010 @ 5pm

Venue: UCC Brookfield G01 Lecture Hall

Cost: Free

Frank McDonald Talk

“The Legacy of the Boom” will be an illustrated lecture by Frank McDonald, Environmental Editor for the Irish Times newspaper.

When: 7 February 2010 @ 7pm to 8.30pm

Venue: UCC Brookfield G04 Lecture Hall

Cost: Free

UCC Planning Society Ball

The ball shall be on 5 March. Tickets go on sale on Monday 8th of February from both Karen (second years) & Adam (first years). Included on the night:

Champagne and Ferraro Roche Reception
4 course gala dinner
House band and DJ
Full bar until 2am
Fantastic prizes and surprises

Don’t miss out on this great night – tickets on sale Monday 8th Feb!

When: 5 March 2010 @ 7.30pm

Venue: Silver Springs Hotel

Cost: €25 for all MPlan students and €35 for other guests.

The Power of Community and Kinsale Transition Town

The Society will be showing a short film titled ‘The Power of Community – How Cuba Survived Peak Oil’ followed by a brief discussion of the film by Klaus Harvey co-ordinator of Kinsale Transition Town. Klaus will explain how Kinsale is making the transition from a dependency on fossil fuel to a low carbon future.

When: 12 December 2009 @ 6pm

Venue: UCC Brookfield G04 Lecture Hall

Cost: Free

Autumn Table Quiz 2009

Don’t let the craic dry up now that everything else has after the floods…The Planning Society invites you and your friends to a Table Quiz Monday, 7th of December at 7:30pm in Captain America’s.

All Pints & Cocktails €3, Shots only €2! Great spot prizes (free drink & food). Fantastic prizes on the night also! €20 for a table of 4!

When:  7 December 2009 @ 7.30pm

Venue: Captain America’s, 4-5 South Main Street, Cork City

Cost: €5 per person/€20 per table

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